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Even a small pimple can create a scar on the skin. Deeper, cystic acne is known for leaving behind dark or pitted scars that can remain for decades after the initial breakout. Acne scarring is a common problem that can impact both appearance and self-confidence. Dr. Stefan Shuaib and our aesthetic team at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center offer advanced solutions for acne scar removal at our clinic in Irving, TX.

Removing acne scars can be accomplished in a few ways. The treatments used depend on the type and severity of scarring. Dark or discolored scars require different treatments than a pitted or atrophic acne scar. The goal is to remove the damaged skin cells that cause the flaws on the skin and to restore a more even texture and tone.

Atrophic Scar Removal

For pitted acne scarring, an ablative treatment is often recommended. Removing the top layer of skin can reveal new cells underneath, creating an even texture and skin surface. Dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, microneedling and chemical peels are among the most effective treatments for atrophic acne scars. The ablative nature of removing deeper, indented acne scarring can require some downtime while the skin surface heals.

Discoloration from Acne Scarring

If acne has left behind dark scars on the skin, there are a few different treatments that may be used to remove the darker skin cells. IPL or certain laser skin treatments are very effective, and in some cases, a non-ablative laser treatment can be effective at removing dark scars from the skin. Chemical peels can also help lighten dark scars left behind from acne breakouts. If you have both discoloration and pitted scarring, laser skin resurfacing may be recommended.

Dr. Stefan Shuaib is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon with many years of experience improving the appearance of his patients. If you have acne scarring, he can recommend an effective removal method to improve the beauty of your skin. To explore your acne removal options, contact Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center today. We can book your skin treatment consultation with Dr. Shuaib at our Irving, TX, location.

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Irving, TX 75039


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